NEWS | Dec. 5, 2019

CBRN: Out with Old and in with the New Overboot

Soldiers,

Take a look at the new CBRN molded AirBoss® lightweight overboots (MALO).
 
Pair of MALO overboots
The official name in FED LOG is overshoes, nuclear, biological and chemical contaminates protective.   
        
The new MALO is made of antistatic butyl rubber and protects you from chemical agents.  Plus it fits on either foot.  No need to check if it’s a right or left boot.
        
This chart compares the legacy alternative footwear solutions (AFS) overboot and AirBoss® lightweight overboot (ALO) with the MALO sizes:
 
  AFS* ALO* MALO*
  X-Small 3.5 – 5.5 3.0 – 4.0 N/A
  Small 6.0 – 7.5 4.5 – 6.0 3.0 – 6.0
  Medium 8.0 – 9.5R 6.5 – 8.0 6.5 – 9.0
  Large 9.5W – 11.5 8.5 – 10.0 9.5R – 12.0
  X-Large 12.0 – 14.0 10.5 – 13.0 12.5 – 15.0
  XX-Large 14.5 – 17.0 13.5 – 15.0 15.5 – 17.5
  XXX-Large N/A 15.5 – 17.0 N/A
  *US shoe sizes
 
The MALO NSNs are listed here:
 
  Small 8430-20-007-7781
  Medium 8430-20-007-7783
  Large 8430-20-007-7782
  X – Large 8430-20-007-7784
  XX – Large 8430-20-007-7785
 
The TM guidance provided for the AFS and ALO will be used for the MALO, too.

So continue using TM 10-8415-220-10 (Jul 08) and keep an eye out for a future update.